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Products Imaging and Vision - Overview USB 3.1 with Sony CMOS
xiC has Sony CMOS sensors

xiC has Sony CMOS sensors

Sony developed new family of CMOS sensors with remarkable Pregius™ technology

xiC - family of Sony CMOS USB3 Cameras

xiC - family of Sony CMOS USB3 Cameras

New level of image quality, unbeatable size

xiC is modular and compact

xiC is modular and compact

Due to board stack design you can easily choose preferred sensor, connector or GPIO 

xiC is future

xiC is future

Choose various connections from standard USB 3.0 Micro-B to progressive Type-C or even Flat Flex line

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xiC - Premium Sony CMOS cameras with USB3 Vision 

What is xiC?

Miniature USB 3.1 Sony CMOS cameras

Sony CMOS Pregius camera USB3 mini small USB 3.0

 

 

 

  • Smallest camera featuring Sony Pregius™ sensors - Compact with only 26.4 x 26.4 x 33 mm and lightweight with 38 grams (1)
  • Fast CMOS - High speed, high frame rate: from 2.3 Mpix at 165 Fps to 12 Mpix at 31 Fps
  • Cool economy - Low power consumption with under 3 Watt and minimal heat dissipation
  • All-around support - support for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, ARM and embedded platforms
  • Industry standard interface - Compatible with USB 3.1 Gen 1, former USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
  • AIA standard - USB3 Vision standard compliant
  • Adaptable potential - Available with two connectors: novel USB 3.1 Type-C and proven Micro-B
  • Software interfaces - GenICam / GenTL and highly optimized API / SDK for Image Processing
  • Connectivity and Synchronization - Programmable opto-isolated input and output, 4 status LEDs
  • Highly Customizable - Variety of sensor options including IMX249, IMX265, IMX264, IMX267, IMX304 available in board level stack for OEM use and with Flat ribbon flex cable connection
  • Interoperability increase - Continuous embrace of new software and hardware partners
  • Cost efficient - Excellent value and price with utilization of newest technologies including Sony Pregius™

 

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*Pregius is a Trademark of Sony Corporation

 

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Models

Models of Sony CMOS cameras with USB 3.1 Gen 1:

B/W model Color model Sensor Resolution Pixel µm ADC bits Frames per sec(1) DR dB Optical size Power Watt
MC023MG-SY MC023CG-SY Sony IMX174 1936 x 1216 5.86 12/10 165 fps 71.7 1/1.2" 2.4
MC031MG-SY MC031CG-SY Sony IMX252 2064 x 1544 3.45 12/10/8 122 fps 70.9 1/1.8" 2.75
MC050MG-SY MC050CG-SY

Sony IMX250

2464 x 2056 3.45 12/10/8

76 fps

70.8 2/3" 2.85
MC089MG-SY MC089CG-SY Sony IMX255 4112 x 2176 3.45 12/10/8 43 fps 70.5 16.1 3.25
MC124MG-SY MC124CG-SY Sony IMX253 4112 x 3008 3.45 12/10/8 31 fps 70.4 17.6 3.25

(1) Maximum frame rates measured at 8 bits per pixel RAW data in free run mode. Please check faster versions available from xiX line based on PCIe interface

All models are also available in Board level version with flat flex ribbon cable or with USB Type C connector on request: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Common features:

Sensor technology CMOS, Pregius™ technology
Acquisition modes Continuous, software trigger, hardware trigger (Global Shutter)
Partial image readout ROI / AOI (region/area of interest), Skipping and Binning modes supported (check manual for details)
Image data formats 8, 10, 12 bit RAW pixel data
SDK/API Programmable with C++ and C#
Color image processing Host based de-Bayering, sharpening, Gamma, color matrix, true color CMS, lookup table (LUT), hue, saturation, sharpness, white balance and more
Hot/blemish pixels correction On camera storage of up to 5000 pixel coordinates, host assisted correction
Auto adjustments Auto white balance, auto gain, auto exposure, HDR (High Dynamic range)
Flat field corrections Host assisted pixel level shading and lens corrections. This feature is being developed and tested
Interface USB 3.0 standard Micro B with screw lock threads compliant to USB3 Vision standard
General purpose I/O 1x opto-isolated input, 1x opto-isolated output, 2 GPIO, 4x LED software programmable
Signal conditioning Programmable debouncing time
Synchronization Hardware trigger input, software triggering, exposure strobe output, busy output
Lens mount Standard C mount. Adjustable into CS mount
Power requirements 3 Watt, supplied via USB 3.0 interface
Dimensions 26.4 x 26.4 x 33 mm (USB 3.0 Micro-B version)
Weight 38 grams (Micro-B version)
Environment Operating 0°C to 50°C on housing, RH 80% non-condensing, -30°C to 60°C storage
Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS, GenICam/GenTL, USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB3 Vision Compliant
Operating systems Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64), W8, 8.1, 10, Linux Ubuntu, ARM, Mac OS X
Minimum host hardware Intel i3 3.0GHz, +2GB RAM available physical memory, NVIDIA or Radeon 128MB, Motherboard with PCIe x1 Gen 2 slot, compatible USB 3.0 host adapter
Software support xiAPI SDK, adapters and drivers for various image processing Libraries
Firmware updates Field firmware update through xiCOP

 

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Applications

Advantages for Applications using Sony CMOS Pregius™ with USB 3.0

  • Precise - Quality Global shutter sensors with Pregius™ technology deliver outstanding imaging quality
  • Performance 4x times faster than GigE, 5x than Firewire and 10x USB 2.0
  • Smallest - Fits into places where no other comparable camera can fit. Payload-friendly SWAP. With flat ribbon flex cable ideal for Embedded vision systems
  • Lightweight - Facilitates increased performance of robotic arms and gimbals or UAV
  • Efficient - Low power consumption and heat dissipation
  • Robust - Sturdy full metal jacket, no sheet metal covers
  • Adaptable - Customization options via Board level or connectors allow easy integration into OEM solutions
  • Economical - Removes bulky constructions and accessories saving energy and space at better prices
  • Genuine machine vision USB 3.1 Gen 1 camera - No workaround solutions, no frame grabbers
Sony CMOS Pregius camera USB3 mini small USB 3.0

USB 3.1 Gen 1 camera utilization Fields and Applications

  • Ultra-fast 3D scanning
  • Medical Imaging
  • Precision Moldings, Electronics, Photovoltaics
  • Miniature and accurate robotic arms
  • Industrial and Factory Automation, Machine Vision
  • Robotic Welding
  • High definition Motion capture, Cinematography and Entertainment
  • Material and Life science microscopy
  • Marking and Labeling Verification, AOI, Food and Print inspection
  • 360 Panorama
  • Face recognition, Eye Tracking, Body scanner, People counting
  • Packaging and Kitting, Defect detection, Code recognition
  • OCR / OCV
  • Gauging, Manufacturing, Alignment and Assembly
  • Metrology
  • Ophthalmology and Retinal imaging
  • ISR - Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Security
  • Rapid process capturing, e.g. golf club swings, baseball, tennis, hockey
  • VR and AR (virtual or augmented reality)
  • Intelligent Transportations Systems (ITS), Autonomous vehicles
  • Open road tolling and Traffic monitoring
  • ANPR
  • Biometrics
  • Automotive crash testing
  • ideal for UAV (drones) and LOLA (LOw LAtency audio visual streaming system)

 

and MANY others

 

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Accessories

 xiC Accessories

Passive cables Availability
CBL-U3-1M0 1.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-3M0 3.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
CBL-U3-3M0-ANG 3.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector, angled Now
CBL-U3-5M0 5.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, with thumbscrews on Micro B connector Now
Active cables  
CBL-U3A-10M0 10.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
CBL-U3A-15M0 15.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
CBL-U3A-20M0 20.0 meter USB 3.0 cable, active cable repeater Now
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Synchronization cables  
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 5.0 meter xiC series sync cable, thread lock, 8 poles: ground, Trigger In, Strobe Out This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mounting brackets  
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Host adapters  
U31PE1G3-V1-X2 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 2x USB 3.1 ports, asmedia ASM1142 Now
U3PE-FL1100-X4 PCI express x1 Gen2 adapter, 4x USB 3.0 ports, Fresco Logic FL1100 Now
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Documents

PDF Flyers and documentation


Sony CMOS Pregius camera USB3 mini small USB 3.1xiC Brochure

Sony CMOS Pregius camera USB3 mini small USB 3.1 manualxiC Manual

CMOSIS Sony CMOS IMX CMV Flat Flex camera USB3 PCIe USB 3.0 USB 3.1xiX Brochure

Sony CMOS Pregius camera USB3 mini small USB 3.0 3D stepxiC 3D Step files

 

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Note

There are no effective differences between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface. Products labeled as USB 3.1 Gen 1 run at the same speed of 5 GBit/s and use the same connectors (or can use additional ones like USB 3.1 Type-C) as well as transfer the same amount of power. SuperSpeed USB trade name and logo stays the same for USB-IF certified devices. 

 

 

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